A match penalty is only to be assessed in penalty situations where the IIHF official Rule Book and/or the ICE Hockey League Case Book state that no other penalties are permitted other than a Match Penalty.

The following rules fall under this ICE Hockey League Case Book interpretation for the purpose of calling a Match Penalty:

  • Rule 118 – Biting

  • Rule 140 – Engaging with spectators

  • Rule 141 – Fighting – Team Official involved in a fight

  • Rule 142 – Head Butting (with intent and/or deliberate injury only)

  • Rule 143 – High Sticking (with intent and/or deliberate injury only)

  • Rule 152 – Kicking

  • Rule 162 – Spitting